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President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

#HAPPYBDPMB: A dozen reasons for Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection

On Monday December 17, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking re-election for a second term of office will be marking his 76th birthday and, in his own words, “still going strong.”

Metele attack: Nigerian Army confirms 23 soldiers killed, 31 others injured

The Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that it lost 23 personnel to the attack by the Islamic State of West African Province terrorists, who attacked the 157 Battalion in Metele in northern Borno on November 18.
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Muhammadu Buhari meets with service chiefs over killing of soldiers

Worried by the killing of 44 soldiers by Boko Haram last Sunday during an attack on a military base in Metele, Borno State, near the Nigeria – Chad boarder, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, summoned an emergency meeting with the Service Chiefs.

Soldiers’ killings: Muhammadu Buhari sends Mansur Dan-Ali to Chad for emergency security meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched the Minister of Defence, retired Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, to Chad for an emergency meeting with the Chadian President, Idris Deby, on the deterioration of security at the Nigeria–Chad border.

Sadiq Abubakar lists how Operation Green Sweep degrades insurgents in northeast

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, on Saturday said various air interdiction missions conducted by the troops had substantially degraded Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast and Lake Chad regions.

Tukur Buratai meets Nigerian Army top brass over insecurity

Also to be discussed at the 4-day conference is the issue of militancy in the Niger Delta, kidnapping, insecurity across the country violent crimes 2019,
Nigerian troops rallied to flush out Boko Haram rag tag forces in Guzamala

Nigerian military claims ‘normalcy restored’ after Boko Haram attack

Nigeria's military on Sunday said it had restored order after Boko Haram fighters took control of a town in the country's remote northeast, sparking fears about the group's resurgence.
5 President Buhari participates at the Joint ECOWAS-ECCAS Heads of State and Government Summit on Peace, Security, Stability and Fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Lome, Togo on 30th July 2018

President Buhari calls for increased collaboration to check insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Lome made a strong appeal for inter-regional collaboration on maritime security, the fight against terrorism and other crimes through effective border control.

Defence chief visits wounded troops in Chad

Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, has visited wounded troops engaged in the war against Boko Haram insurgents in Lake Chad region.

Minister: Boko Haram can no longer stage organised operations in Nigeria

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali has said the counter insurgency operations against Boko Haram have rendered the terrorist group incapable of launching organized attacks.

Nigerian Army: Joint efforts from border countries will secure Lake Chad basin

The Nigerian Army said that joint efforts from countries on the borders of the Lake Chad Basin would ensure security and route out common enemy – Boko Haram.

Insurgency, climate change challenges to Lake Chad Basin development

The Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) has listed insurgency, climate change, and non payment of annual contributions as challenges to full implementation of its programmes in the region.

Governor Shettima hails federal govt, theatre commander’s stride in combatting terrorism

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has lauded the efforts of the federal government in combating the activities of Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast.

Nigerian Army, MNJTF collaborate to crush Boko Haram

Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, on Tuesday reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Army to cooperate with the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency.

Nigeria, neighbours in joint operation against Boko Haram leaders

Four west African states have launched a major offensive against the Boko Haram jihadist group in Nigeria, the military said on Tuesday.

Presidential panel rejects convicted soldiers’ petitions against Army

The Presidential Investigation Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Forces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement has refused to hear the petitions of some military officers convicted and sentenced to various categories of punishment by courts martial.

Convicted soldiers drag Army before presidential probe panel

Erstwhile Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, Enitan Ransome-Kuti, who was demoted from the rank of Brigadier-General to Colonel, was among soldiers that, yesterday, that demanded justice from the presidential probe panel sitting in Abuja.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

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Democracy becomes a sham if elections are carried out by people who should be impartial and neutral umpires, but who show no integrity, acting with blatant partiality, duplicity and imbecility. For all democrats and those carrying out the process of elections, there must be the redline that must not be crossed in tactics and practices of democracy.

Pastor Bakare: Terrorists’ attacks on Borno evidence of declining patriotism among troops

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Presiding Pastor, Latter Rain Assembly, has said that the recent setbacks recorded by the country in the anti-terror war were more of declining patriotism among the troops, more than other reasons.
Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, Ben Murray-Bruce in the US. Twitter-Ben Murray-Bruce

‘Atiku Abubakar’s US visit a political and PR disaster’

The President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation has described the recent visit of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to the United States as a political and public relation disaster.
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APC: Ex-President Obasanjo’s past hunting him

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has chided former President Olusegun Obasanjo, for alleging that the ruling party is colluding with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the forthcoming general elections, maintaining that he is being hunted by his past misdeeds.

INEC: Election victory by wide margins no longer possible

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, says technology has been able to prevent rigging such that no political party can win an election by a wide margin as was the case in the past.